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Have you ever had the pleasure of hearing your elderly grandparents tell you about their lives when they were younger? Seniors truly do have amazing stories to tell, ans that’s not surprising at because, after having lived on this planet for a lifetime, they likely have a couple of interesting and rich stories to tell. Photographer Tom Hussey’s photo series, Reflections, conveys this idea. In this series, a part of which you can see in the photos below, seniors look back at themselves in the mirror and see a pivotal point in their lives, whether it’s during war, graduation, or in their glory days.

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This is why storytelling with seniors vastly distinguishes itself from typical storytelling. Senior have lived and breathed the stories that are told and often still see themselves as that character no matter how many  years have passed. It truly is a wonderful experience to hear and see. 
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A-1 Home Care understands the importance of storytelling and in turn, the significance of a listener to hear and engage those stories. Through our Companion Care program, seniors and elderly residents of Glendora can have a trained in home care professional to not only tend to their needs, but also provide companionship for them. Along with that, they are trained with 2 years of experience to administer Incontinence Care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care and more.

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For more information on our services, call our office at 626 287  0250 or check us out at Glendora In Home Care.  

When you have an Elderly or Senior loved one who has diminishing health or a chronic illness, you may have experienced difficulties while dining with your loved one.  On a day out in town, you may have gone to a restaurant and your loved one barely touched their food.  You might’ve prepared a meal for your loved one and they showed a lack of interest in eating.  These situations are common and there can be many reasons for your loved one’s loss of appetite or refusal to eat.

This article titled Why Elderly People Don’t Eat provides 10 logical reasons why your parent might be struggling to eat and what you can do about it.  Some reasons include a reduction in the senses of taste and smell, medication side effects, constipation, and problems chewing.  Eating is essential for your loved one to get all the nutrients they need in a day.  Good nutrition is vital for maintaining strong bones, immunity, and facilitating the job of various medications in the body.

At A-1 Home Care, we provide caregivers who can assist with healthy meal preparation and motivating your loved one to eat when they’re supposed to.  Some Elders can only handle snacking and eating small portions throughout the day while other Elders normally have breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  If you’re concerned about the types of food your loved one eats, you could benefit from getting advice from a registered dietician who could set up a meal plan for your loved one and ensure they eat foods that are nutritionally well-balanced.

A-1 Home Care is a Licensed Bonded and Insured non-medical homecare agency that provides a variety of in-home care services for Elderly, Senior, and Terminally Ill individuals on a 24 Hour Live-In Care or Hourly Care basis.

Some of our care services include Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Diabetic Care, Incontinence Care, MS Care, and Kidney Disease Care.

We serve the LA communities of Glendora, Covina, San Dimas, Monrovia, Diamond Bar, Arcadia, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Altadena, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and others in Los Angeles County.

To interview and hire a compassionate caregiver in your area today, CALL us at 626-287-0250 for a FREE in-home assessment.

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Does your Elderly or Senior loved one know how to properly shop for healthy products at the grocery store to prepare meals?  Sometimes, interpreting the labels on food packaging can be difficult and tricky, especially when your loved one has Diabetes.  Even if they don’t, it’s important to eat properly to prevent future complications and risk of heart disease, Diabetes, obesity, and other debilitating conditions! This article titled Taking the Mystery Out of “Nutrition Facts” provides some very basic guidelines to help you shop for groceries with nutritional knowledge and less trickery.  For example, trans fat and partially hydrogenated vegetable oil are good to stay away from.  Sodium content should not exceed the calories per serving, and a heavy sugar intake stresses your body’s ability to maintain a healthy blood sugar level.

At A-1 Home Care, we provide compassionate 24 hour caregivers in Glendora who can assist with responsible grocery shopping, meal preparation, and other tasks.  We specialize in Elder Care services ranging from basic Companion Services to more specialized care services such as After Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Parkinson’s Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, Post Stroke Care, and Incontinence Care.

Whether you need a caregiver for 24 hour Live-In Care or Hourly Care, we can provide you with an in-home caregiver, nurse aide, companion, or home helper in Glendora, Burbank, Arcadia, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, San Marino, Altadena, Covina, San Dimas, Monrovia, and others in Los Angeles County.

Visit us at Glendora In Home Care or CALL us at 626-287-0250 to hire a caregiver in your area!

A-1 Home Care is a Licensed Bonded and Insured non-medical homecare agency that has been a care provider in Los Angeles County since 1991. We have an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation.

 

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Do you ever get the feeling that your Elderly or Senior loved one has lost some of the spark they used to have when they were younger?  For example, your father used to get excited about going golfing every weekend and always was able to bring up interesting topics for discussion, but now it seems like he never has anything to say when you visit.  Elderly individuals go through significant change as they age and may embrace some of the stereotypical myths that are associated with Elderly individuals.  This has a negative impact on your loved one and their quality of life.  To understand what your loved one may be going through and to help them lead a more fulfilling quality of life, check out this article titled Healthy Aging Tips.  It talks about some of the myths associated with Elders that aren’t true, such as the inability for them to learn anything new.  It covers everything from keeping your loved one healthy with nutrition and exercise, socializing, coping with change, and participating in various activities for leisure.

At A-1 Home Care, we provide experienced and compassionate in-home care for Elderly individuals and aging seniors.  Whether your loved one is healthily aging in place, but needs a companion or if they’ve lost some of their independence and need a compassionate and experienced caregiver, we can help.  We specialize in services ranging from basic Companion Services to more advanced care such as Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Parkinson’s Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, and Post Stroke Care on a 24 hour live-in care or hourly care basis.

We provide care at home for Seniors and Elderly in Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont, Monrovia, Arcadia, Covina, Azusa, Burbank, Pasadena, and others in Los Angeles County.

To hire a compassionate caregiver in your area today, CALL us at 626-287-0250.

For more information about our reputable agency, visit us at Glendora In Home Care.

A-1 Home Care is a Licensed Bonded and Insured non-medical homecare agency that has been in business since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, Shield Accreditation, and memberships with the National Care Planning Council and Chamber of Commerce of Torrance, Santa Fe Springs, Newport Beach, and Pasadena

Glendora In Home Care provides the residents of Glendora, Azusa, Covina, San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont and others in Los Angeles County and Orange County with quality live-in or live-out in-home care services.  Our caregivers, hospital sitters, home helpers, medical assistants, home health aides, nurse aides, and babysitters have the experience to carry out their jobs with diligence, compassion, patience, and loyalty like a true home care professional.

Whether you need short-term or long-term care for part time or full time, we’ll be able to match you up with a caregiver that fits your schedule.  We offer After Surgery Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Parkinson Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Incontinence Care, Hospice Care, Respite Care, Postpartum Care, Child Care, and Special Needs Care.

Our company has been in business since 1991, A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, Shield Accreditation, and our caregivers must meet stringent requirements to work for our non-medical home care agency.

CALL us at (626) 287-0250 to schedule a caregiver interview and visit A-1 Domestic  for more detailed care services information and client testimonials.

We are always looking for employment candidates who have experience as compassionate caregivers.  If you or someone you know is interested in a caregiver career, visit us at A-1 Jobs for more information.

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